February 11th, 2010

Pre-AC Milan interview

It's my first attempt at a post, please be kind to me...

I just discovered a new interview with Berbatov on the official Champions League site, he talks about the upcoming game against his boyhood team and his wish to win a European Cup. There's no embed code so I'll have to just post the link to the video:


Three words - SO. MUCH. WANT.

Hope you enjoy :)

this is not about tainted milk

Three goals! Men’s soccer! Yes, men’s soccer! What? Yes! They beat Korea!

The title is a phone conversation overheard in the streets after the China-Korea men’s soccer match. Not for 32 years has China beat Korea in a men’s soccer match. So when China beat Korea 3-0, Chinese soccer fans essentially went crazy with media saying it is a win of “historical importance.” The win has also wiped out the continued talk of “Koreanphobia” within the men’s soccer team, due to 27 consecutive non-wins in the past 32 years.

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Source: ChinaHush

Watch the match here: Part 1 + Part 2 (commentary in Mandarin, sorry!)

lol didn't know there'd been a match...and who knows if it's even an honest result but w/e YAY A WIN'S A WIN~!! \o/

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Can gay footballers ever come out?

video of ad, unembeddable, language

He dreaded going to work with his colleagues. By the time he got into training, he was so nervous he felt sick. "I was like a bullied kid on his way to school to face his tormentors," wrote Graeme Le Saux, the former England and Chelsea defender, in his autobiography.

For 14 years, Le Saux endured the taunts of everyone from team-mates and players such as Robbie Fowler, who bent over in front of him and pointed at his backside during a match, to thousands of vociferous fans chanting obscenities. The cultured left-back was, in a sense, England's first outed footballer. And he was not even gay.

Le Saux's experience, just because he took an interest in the arts, read the Guardian and was not part of the game's laddish drinking culture, was so traumatic that he considered quitting football. Far worse, however, were the years of abuse suffered by Justin Fashanu, the only professional English footballer to come out as gay, who took his own life in 1998.

After becoming Britain's first £1m black player, Fashanu's career went downhill under Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest. Hearing rumours that Fashanu was visiting gay bars, Clough confronted him, later writing in his autobiography: "'Where do you go if you want a loaf of bread?' I asked [Fashanu]. 'A baker's, I suppose.' 'Where do you go if you want a leg of lamb?' 'A butcher's.' 'So why do you keep going to that bloody poofs' club?'"

The Justin Campaign, named in honour of Fashanu, is just one of a group of diversity and gay rights organisations who expressed "grave concerns" this week when the Football Association hurriedly cancelled the launch of a film intended to confront homophobia. Previously, it was reported that the FA had been struggling to find high-profile players to support the film; now, English football's governing body is to conduct further consultation on the hard-hitting video that shows a man abusing workmates and commuters with anti-gay taunts before doing the same at a football match. It may never be released in its current form.

While English football's administrators dither, homophobia endures in the modern game. The stadiums may be plusher than ever but they still reverberate to offensive anti-gay chants, and homophobic "banter" is widespread in dressing rooms.

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Mr. Tengo La Camisa Negra y El Capitan

Juanes and Carles Puyol apparently got busy sometime this week.
Juanes also mentions something about seeing each other on the field soon.
I tried looking on the webs to see if there were going to be any articles on this, but was unsuccessful.
So ONTD_FB what do you think happened?

sorry for crappy picture


brb smashing things

Ryan Giggs sidelined for four weeks with fractured arm

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is expected to be sidelined for four weeks after fracturing his right arm in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Wednesday.

The Welshman collided with Steve Sidwell during the second half and left Villa Park with his arm in a sling.

Giggs, 36, will miss the first leg of the Champions League last-16 clash with AC Milan, plus the Carling Cup final with Villa at Wembley on 28 February.

He will miss Premier League matches against Everton, Wolves and West Ham.

However, a statement on United's website said manager Sir Alex Ferguson hoped to have the winger back in action for the Champions League home leg against Milan on 10 March.

Giggs has been one of United's most consistent performers this season and his absence will be a loss for Ferguson and his men as they chase a Carling Cup, Champions League and Premier League treble.

The veteran midfielder, the most decorated player in English football with 11 Premier League winners' medals, has made 22 appearances for United so far this season, scoring four goals.

And his fine form has been recognised with a series of accolades, including the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award back in April.

The injury casts a cloud over what was an otherwise satisfactory performance at Villa Park, one which saw United move to within a point of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

United will also be without Nani for the Carling Cup final as the Portuguese winger faces a three-match suspension after being shown a straight red card for a 28th-minute lunge at Stiliyan Petrov.


bad news about giggsy :'( considering he's been so good lately and eugh at nani also stupid boooooy!! it's like old nani came back for five seconds and before new nani knew BAM off.

big lol to this

Ashley Cole out for season as World Cup door opens for Wayne Bridge

• England left-back faces race to be fit in time for World Cup
• Injury raises spectre of Wayne Bridge lining up with John Terry

Ashley Cole will be out for "approximately three months" after fracturing his left ankle in Chelsea's 2-1 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park last night, according to the club. The England left-back was replaced in the 57th minute of the match after a challenge from Landon Donovan. 

The injury will jeopardise Cole's chances of going to the World Cup in South Africa with England, who are due to open their campaign on 12 June against Donovan and his United States side.

A lay-off of three months would see him return to action in mid-May. Chelsea's final Premier League fixture is on 9 May and only the FA Cup and Champions League finals will be played after that date, before the start of the World Cup build-up.

Manchester City's Wayne Bridge is likely to be next in line at left-back for Fabio Capello, who only last week took the captaincy away from John Terry amid reports of the Chelsea captain's alleged affair with Bridge's former girlfriend. Cole's absence could see Bridge selected to play against Egypt in a friendly on 3 March, which may bring him into contact with Terry, who today flew to Dubai to see his wife Toni.

Chelsea arguably have enough cover to compensate for Cole's loss, with Yuri Zhirkov an able replacement and the Portugal defender Paulo Ferreira also capable of playing at left-back. But the news will still be a major blow to the Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, whose side had their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to one point by Everton's victory.



while this does make me laugh as bridge and terry might be playing together again, i also worry as an England fan. cos ashley cole is a good LB. so im like hahaha................o shit


oh word, nike???

So, Nike has been planning a big launch for the new Brazil kits for World Cup. Well, they should have planned the launch a little better, because a fan already managed to buy the 2nd kit and take pictures.

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Oh, and in case you missed it, here's the call-ups for the upcoming Brazil-Ireland friendly:

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So, what does everyone think of the kits? (and the call-ups)
Honestly, this was my reaction to the blue ones:

source 1 source 2 source 3 source 4
combing his hair!

Asley Cole is having the Best Week Ever!!!!

You guys!! Someone stole Ashley's payasyougo phone and sent naughty sexts and naked pics!!!

Ashley Cole became the latest England footballer to become mired in a sex scandal last night after naked pictures of him were allegedly sent to a glamour model.

Sonia Wild, 28, is said to have received explicit mobile phone pictures of the Chelsea full-back with raunchy text messages. She replied with images of herself.

The episode brings fresh embarrassment for the national team just days after John Terry was stripped of his captaincy over his affair with teammate Wayne Bridge's ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel.

Last night, the footballer - who is married to X Factor judge Cheryl Cole - admitted taking the naked pictures of himself while staying in the England squad's hotel.

But Cole, currently injured with a broken ankle that could jeopardise his World Cup hopes, denied he had sent them to the topless model.

He said he had been joking around and had forgotten to delete the images before giving the unregistered pay-asyougo phone to a friend because there was still credit on it.

Cole, 29, told The Sun: 'I can't believe I gave a phone away that still had stuff in its memory. I thought I'd deleted it.'

He said someone must have used it to pretend to be him - and attempted to play down the incident, saying he would laugh if his foot didn't hurt so much.

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Because this is relevant


The Sun story